The GACE Special Education Deaf Education Test is an exam given annually by the state of Georgia to certify prospective teachers who hope to work with deaf and hearing-impaired children. It actually consists of two separate tests. Both of them are taken on the same day and both must be completed within a four-hour time limit. The first exam concentrates on topics related to students who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as on assessing these students and developing programs to meet their needs.
The second exam's topics include working in a professional environment and promoting student development and learning. The format is the same for both tests. There are 60 selected-response (multiple-choice) questions and two constructed-response (written-answer) questions. Eighty percent of the final score is based on the multiple-choice sections, and the remaining 20 percent comes from the constructed-response sections. Scores range from 100 to 300; passing requires a score of at least 220.
Last Updated: 06/14/2014